Montessori Education

Lander University

M.Ed. On Campus
24 months
11250 USD/year
5900 USD/year
Tuition fee
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You believe children learn best through active engagement, using a wide variety of carefully designed materials. You understand that classroom environments should foster the development of independence and self-discipline. You know children have an innate need to be part of a supportive community.


These are the tenets of the Montessori approach, and they are the standards by which you will train in Lander’s Montessori program. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with Montessori emphasis and a Master of Education in Montessori Education.

With a longstanding tradition of producing talented teachers, Lander’s Department of Teacher Education focuses on empowering and encouraging students to become not only competent professionals, but also lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Our faculty members have extensive experience in teaching children and young adults, and many also serve on statewide education committees, giving you invaluable access to the latest state regulations and policies.

And with small class sizes and many professional and student organizations on campus, you’ll have opportunities to get to know others who share your interest in education.

The Montessori educational approach has several key concepts:

  • The goal of a Montessori classroom is to produce competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem-solvers.
  • Children learn by manipulating materials and interacting with others through experiences that are self-initiated under a responsive teacher’s guidance.
  • Learning takes place through the senses and occurs most readily in an atmosphere that is inquisitive, cooperative and nurturing.
  • Respect for oneself, others, the environment and life are essential for learning.

Programme Structure

Teachers enrolled in the M.Ed. in Montessori Education program at Lander have the option to select one of two concentrations leading to American Montessori Society certification at the Early Childhood (ages 3-6), Elementary I (grades 1-3) or Elementary I-II (grades 1-6) level.The degree is designed with a core of foundation courses supplemented by a field-based practicum that includes an action research component and a block of Montessori-specific pedagogy courses. You’ll work in a Montessori classroom as part of your studies.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completed application for admission
  • Three official Lander Graduate recommendation forms
  • Undergraduate GPA
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11250 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5900 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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